Do you believe in magic? Let’s see the 6 must-visit filming locations of The Sound of Magic thru our dreams and make it happen in the future.
It’s the weekend and I got a chance to watch the newly released Netflix series, ‘The Sound of Magic’. The series was actually based on the Naver webtoon Annasumanara by Ha Ik-won with 6 episodes. The casts of the drama were Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung-eun, and Hwang In-yeop.
Story of the Sound of Magic
The Sound of Magic [안나라수마나라] revolves around Yoon Ah-Yi, a struggling student who attends Sewoon High School. Her father ran away due to debts so she manage to finance her and her younger sister’s needs by doing part-time jobs.
Lee Eul is a mysterious magician who lives in an abandoned theme park. He always asked other people the words ‘Do you believe in magic?‘
Na Il-deung came from a wealthy family but has a cold heart. He used to compete with Ah-yi when it comes to studies but later asked her to have lower test results in an exchange for money. After sneaking and listening to Lee Eul and Yoon Ah-yi’s magic lessons he got interested and wanted to learn magic too.
6 Must-Visit Filming Locations of The Sound of Magic
Sorry for spoiling the story of the series but this time I want you to travel with me and check out the 7 must-visit filming locations of The Sound of Magic.
1. Ihwa Mural Village
Ihwa Mural Village was featured so many times from episodes 1 to 6 and well we all know that this place was home to many Korean dramas just like Encounter. In episode 1, the scene was filmed on the stairs going to Cafe Gaeppul where Ah-yi was heading home from her part-time. In episode 2, it was the same place where a butterfly lightens the street lights to protect Ah-yi on her way home.
Ihwa Mural Village is one of the most visited attractions for tourists and even locals. It’s a hillside in the city where you can see murals painted by more than 70 artists and a beautiful view of Seoul. Located in Ihwa-dong, Jongno-district near Naksan Park and Daehakno. You’ll be able to reach Ihwa Mural Village thru Heunginjimun park in Dongdaemun.
Address: 49 Naksan 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 이화동 )
How to get here: Hyehwa Station (Line 4), Exit 2. Walk straight and visit the Information for a detailed map of the village.
Direction: Turn left before Marronnier Park onto Daehak-ro 8-gil. Follow the signs ahead directing to Ihwa Mural Village.
2. Naksan Park
Naksan Park is actually connected to Ihwa Mural Village. In episode 1, Ah-yi was seen walking on her way home at Naksan Park. In episode 6, the place was featured again where Na Il-deung and Yoon Ah-yi were running and kept looking for Lee Eul after they heard that he disappeared at the police station.
If you are looking for a simple hike, Naksan Park is the one for you. Following the beautiful Seoul City wall or known as Hanyang Doseong will make you fall in love with the city. The place is also famous for night viewing because of its magical nighttime views. From Naksan Park, also you’ll be able to see the light of the Namsan Tower at night.
Address: 41, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 낙산길 41 (동숭동))
How to get here: Hyehwa Station (Line 4), Exit 2
3. Yonsei University Sinchon Campus
The school featured in the drama The Sound of Magic was the Yonsei University Sinchon Campus. It was a scene from episode 1 where Ah-yi was running on the stairs to avoid being late for her class.
Yonsei University was founded in 1885 and is one of the best private universities in the city. The university was also seen in many Korean dramas like True Beauty. The truth is, I’ve never been to Yonsei University but this time I might visit soon.
Address: 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Sinchon Station (Line 2), Exit 2 and walk about 15 minutes going to the campus.
4. Yongma Land
The abandoned theme park featured in the drama was Yongma Land located in Yongmasan, Jungnang district in Seoul. It was opened in 1983 but due to low profit, it has been closed. Although it is not operating anymore, the theme park is open for visitors who want to take pictures. The entrance fee is 10,000 won for adults and 5,000 won for kids.
Address: 118 Mangu-ro 70-gil, Jungnang-gu, Seoul
How to get there: Mangu Station, Exit 1, and walk about 10 minutes or just take a taxi and tell the driver to drop you at the Yongma Land.
5. Anseong Farmland
The canola field featured in episode 5 was the Anseong Farmland where Na Il-deung reached this place when he was driving in an unending tunnel in his dream.
Anseong Farmland is an amusement ranch located in Anseong, Gyeonggi province. It is actually an hour and a half drive from Seoul. The farmland has a field of wildflowers like canola and pink muhly, a petting zoo, carnival rides for kids, restaurants, cafes, and many more.
Address: 28 Daesindu-gil, Gongdo-eup, Anseong, Gyeonggi-do (경기 안성시 공도읍 대신두길 28)
How to get here: Take an express bus to Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal going to Gongdo Terminal. From Gongdo Terminal, taking a taxi is way better and faster. Although there’s a free shuttle bus from the Gongdo bus terminal to the farmland.
6. Namwon Land
The Ferris wheel scene is actually not in the city but it can be found at Namwon Land. An amusement park located in Namwon, Jeollabukdo. The entrance fee is 4,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for kids. The amusement park is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 10:00 pm during weekends. Parking is also available.
Address: 58-13 Yangnim-gil, Noam-dong, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
How to get here: Take an express bus at Central City Bus Terminal going to Namwon Bus Terminal. Travel time will be at least 3 hours from Seoul. Walk atleast 18 minutes or take a taxi from Namwon Bus Terminal to the amusement park.
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